Definition of pre-reader in US English:

pre-reader

noun

  • 1A book designed for children or students who are beginning to learn to read.

  • 2A person (especially a child) who cannot yet read or who is beginning to learn to read.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Oelwein (Iowa) Daily Register. From pre- + reader.

Pronunciation

pre-reader

/(ˌ)priːˈriːdə/